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Massachusetts Clergy Debunk Myths

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The Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA), New York's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights advocacy organization, recently released the web video "Marriage Equality and Religion: The Massachusetts Experience."

ESPA's "Pride in the Pulpit" staff invited Massachusetts clergy - the Reverend Nancy Taylor of Old South Church; the Reverend Thomas Shaw, Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts; and the Reverend Michael Wayne Walker of Messiah Baptist Church in Brockton - to discuss how laws that require civil marriage equality do not impact each faith tradition's ability to decide who they will or will not marry.

In a  press release, Executive Director Alan Van Capelle stated: "The Empire State Pride Agenda is committed to refuting myths that have been articulated across the country about the consequences of marriage for same-sex couples. This issue is too important for our families and us to let them go unanswered in New York."

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